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Commentary on The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

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There are four settings in this story. The first setting is Madam Loisels Apartment where every day after she lost the “diamond” necklace she labored herself. The second setting was Madam Forestier’s where Madam Loisel got the “diamond”necklace. The next scene s the large ball room where they had the banquet and had the best time of her life. The last scene is the Champs Elyrees where Madam Loisel meets Madam Forestier for the first time in ten years and Forestier tells her that the necklace is only paste.

This story is about a poor woman named Mathilde Loisel who is jealous of other woman because she didn’t have what other woman had, different types of wear, fancy meals, banquets, and most of all, jewelry. One day her husband came back from his work with a letter inviting them to a banquet. She tossed the letter and started sobbing. She didn’t have a suitable dress to wear for the banquet. All day at her house she wore the same clothes over and over. Then her husband gave her his rifle money he has been saving up for a while. Then she came up with another excuse. She had no jewelry. Her husband first suggested that she bought some roses and stuck in her hair. When she was about to start sobbing again he suggested the second time that she should borrow from her friend Madame Forestier. Mathilde chose a necklace full of diamonds to take to the party. When she was there were tons of men waiting to meet her. Even the minister wanted to see her. She danced all-night and made t...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that there are four settings in this story. the first setting is madam loisels apartment where every day after she lost the "diamond" necklace she labored herself.
  • Narrates how mathilde loisel was jealous of other women because she didn't have clothes, fancy meals, banquets, and most of all, jewelry. her husband made promissory notes and started borrowing from loan sharks.
  • Opines that mathilde loisel is the main character of the story. she is spoiled and complains too much.
  • Opines that messier loisel was too kind and indulgent to mathilde. he did wrong by signing too many promissory notes.
  • Opines that jeanne forestier was kind to let mathilde borrow her jewelry. she should have said something about the necklace being paste earlier though.
  • Explains that the first conflict was when she didn't have anything to wear for the banquet, which was resolved when her husband gave her 400 francs for her dress. the second conflict is when they remember that her friend has a lot of jewelry.
  • Analyzes how the theme for the book is that once you get a big break don't take advantage of it. the specific symbols are mathilde's fantasies and it symbolizes that you shouldn’t spoil yourself.
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